By Cal Skinner
No, this is not about Roland Burris, but it could be, as Tom Roeser points out.Former Lee Newspapers' Springfield Bureau Chief and Jim Edgar's Press Secretary and policy adviser Mike Lawrence has written a column for the Chicago Tribune.
Lawrence points out how Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was propped up by
The embattled governor
“was reinforced by well meaning individuals and groups seeking his support seeking his support for worthy causes or fearing retribution if they challenged him.”Lawrence specifically mentions supporters of
“early childhood education and expanded health-care coverage.”Plus
“presidents of our largest universities” who “acquiesced to budget cuts and the governor's ridicule of higher education.”“Children's champions, education leaders, major health-care providers and grant recipients hailed him” and “flanked him” in press conferences.
Lawrence always did have a way with words and an intolerance for corruption.
For my part of this article, I'll show you some of the enablers who appeared in my mailbox to promote Blagojevich's re-election.
Three direct mail campaign pieces from the Blagojevich campaign were sent to
And I've voted in every Republican primary election since I was old enough to register in 1964.
He had that much money to spend in 2006.
That's what pay-to-play money will buy an incumbent Illinois governor.
All images can be enlarged by clicking on them.
For all four panels of the third mailing seen above, which was the first one I received, click here.
The article on the second mailing is here.
The article on the third mailing that Blagojevich sent to Republicans is here.
Published first at McHenry County Blog.
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
By Cal Skinner